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Big Technology Podcast
Big Technology Podcast
Alex Kantrowitz

The Big Technology Podcast takes you behind the scenes in the tech world featuring interviews with plugged-in insiders and outside agitators. Alex... more

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NVIDIA Takes Off, Temu + Shein Deep Dive

John Herrman is a contributing editor at New York Magazine. He joins Ranjan Roy and Alex Kantrowitz to break down... more

27 May 2023 · 55 minutes
Google's Bard Director On His Vision For The Bot — With Jack Krawczyk

Jack Krawczyk is the director of Bard at Google. He joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss his vision for the... more

24 May 2023 · 32 minutes
Apple's XR Misadventure, An Emerging AI Bubble, Elon vs. Bezos

Ranjan Roy of Margins is back for our weekly discussion of the week's tech news. We cover: 1) Apple's mixed... more

19 May 2023 · 49 minutes
He Helped Train ChatGPT. It Was Traumatizing. – With Richard Mathenge

Richard Mathenge was part of a team of contractors in Nairobi, Kenya who trained OpenAI's GPT models. He did so... more

17 May 2023 · 47 minutes
Twitter's New CEO, Streaming Wars Are Over, Traffic's Lessons

Ben Smith is the author of Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral. He's also... more

12 May 2023 · 42 minutes
Modern Space Race + State of Elon Musk — With Ashlee Vance

Ashlee Vance is the author of When The Heavens Went On Sale, a new book about the modern day space... more

09 May 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
OpenAI's Business Model Problem, Apple's Mixed Reality Vision, Ed Sheeran's Copyright Win — Techmeme Ride Home Crossover

Brian McCullough of the Techmeme Ride Home Podcast joins Ranjan Roy and Alex Kantrowitz for our weekly news recap show.... more

05 May 2023 · 58 minutes
Is Social Media Doomed To Die? — With Ellis Hamburger

Ellis Hamburger is Snap's ex-head of marketing strategy, where he spent seven years before moving to The Browser Company. He... more

03 May 2023 · 57 minutes
Bluesky Takes Off, Big Tech Earnings Blowout, Do We Want Human Writers

Ranjan Roy of Margins is back for our weekly discussion of the week's tech news. We cover: 1) The rise... more

28 Apr 2023 · 50 minutes
What Exactly Is The Market Telling Tech To Do? — With Josh Brown

Josh Brown is the CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management and the host of the Compound and Friends podcast. Brown joins... more

26 Apr 2023 · 57 minutes
State Of The AI Wars, Google's Counterpunch, Elon's 4/20

Nico Grant of The New York Times joins Ranjan Roy and Alex Kantrowitz for our weekly news recap show. We... more

21 Apr 2023 · 1 hour,
The Taiwan Semiconductor Dilemma — With Congressman Ro Khanna

Congressman Ro Khanna represents California's 17th congressional district. He joins Big Technology Podcast fresh off a visit to Taiwan, where... more

19 Apr 2023 · 37 minutes
The Economy is Fine?, VC Funding Declines, Non-Negotiable Expectations

Square co-founder and Invisibly founder Jim McKelvey joins Ranjan Roy and Alex Kantrowitz for our weekly news recap show. We... more

14 Apr 2023 · 1 hour,
Was The Sharing Economy Way Overblown? — With Emil Michael

Emil Michael is the former chief business officer of Uber and the current chairman and CEO of DPCM Capital. Michael... more

12 Apr 2023 · 50 minutes
The Internet's Impact On Productivity, Meta's AI Plan, RIP Big Tech Perks

Ranjan Roy of Margins is back for our weekly discussion of the week's tech news. We cover: 1) Whether the... more

07 Apr 2023 · 58 minutes
Two VCs On AI’s Possibilities — With Joe Marchese and Michael Mignano

Michael Mignano is a partner at Lightspeed VC. Joe Marchese is a general and build partner at Human Ventures. The... more

05 Apr 2023 · 43 minutes
RIP Blue Checks, The Open Letter To Stop AI, Startup Funding After SVB

Erin Griffith is a reporter at the New York Times. She joins Big Technology Podcast to break down the week's... more

31 Mar 2023 · 54 minutes
Palmer Luckey's Ambitions For The Metaverse And AI Warfare — With Palmer Luckey

Palmer Luckey is the founder of Oculus VR and the founder of Anduril, a military technology company. Luckey joins Big... more

29 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
SEC Comes For Coinbase, Hindenberg Comes For Block, Congress Comes For TikTok

Eric Newcomer is the founder and author of Newcomer. Louise Matsakis is the tech and China reporter for Semafor. Both... more

24 Mar 2023 · 49 minutes
Instagram’s Founder On Why All Social Media Looks The Same — With Kevin Systrom

Kevin Systrom is the co-founder of Instagram and co-founder of Artifact, a news app that uses AI to determine your... more

22 Mar 2023 · 56 minutes
SVB Reexamined, GPT-4's Potential, TikTok's Potential Ban

Ranjan Roy of Margins is back for our weekly discussion of the week's tech news. We cover: 1) SVB's depositors'... more

17 Mar 2023 · 54 minutes
The Fallout from Silicon Valley Bank's Failure — With Om Malik and Chris Tolles

Om Malik is a partner emeritus at True Ventures and a former tech journalist. Chris Tolles is a Silicon Valley... more

15 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Silicon Valley Bank Collapses — With Dan Primack and Ranjan Roy

Dan Primack is the business editor at Axios. He joins Ranjan Roy and Alex Kantrowitz for a special edition of... more

10 Mar 2023 · 40 minutes
Amazon's Ad Business Soars + AI APIs — With Benedict Evans

Benedict Evans is a star tech analyst who’s spent years at Andreessen Horowitz and is now independent. Evans joins Big... more

08 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Salesforce Tumult, The ChatGPT API, Tinder Robberies

The Wall Street Journal’s Tom Dotan joins Ranjan Roy and Alex Kantrowitz for our weekly news recap show. We cover:... more

03 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Social Media Era Of News Is Over — With Ben Smith

Ben Smith is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Semafor, and the author of Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the... more

01 Mar 2023 · 55 minutes
Paying For Social, RIP IPOs & Voice Computing, Four Day Work Weeks

The Information's Sr. Reporter Cory Weinberg joins Ranjan Roy and Alex Kantrowitz for our weekly news recap show. We cover 1)... more

24 Feb 2023 · 50 minutes
An AI Chatbot Debate — With Blake Lemoine and Gary Marcus

Blake Lemoine is the ex-Google engineer who concluded the company's LaMDA chatbot was sentient. Gary Marcus is an academic, author,... more

22 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Bing Breaks Bad, Metaverse Fades, Tesla's Self-Driving Recall

Ranjan Roy of Margins is back for our weekly discussion of the week's tech news. We cover: 1) Bing's chatbot's... more

17 Feb 2023 · 53 minutes
Can Technology Solve Our Climate Crisis — With David Friedberg

David Friedberg is a co-host of the All-In Podcast and the founder and CEO of The Production Board, a holding... more

15 Feb 2023 · 57 minutes
Google and Microsoft's Chatbot War, How AI Changes Hollywood, Disney In Crisis

The Wrap founder and CEO Sharon Waxman joins Ranjan Roy and Alex Kantrowitz for our weekly news recap show. We... more

10 Feb 2023 · 55 minutes
Was The Creator Economy Way Overblown? — With Kaya Yurieff and Joe Caporoso

Kaya Yurieff is a reporter at The Information covering the Creator Economy. Joe Caporoso is the President of Team Whistle... more

08 Feb 2023 · 45 minutes
Disinflation Begins, Snap's Cultural Roadblocks, Meta's 'Year Of Efficiency'

Ex-Snap and Instagram executive Meghana Dhar joins Ranjan Roy and Alex Kantrowitz for our weekly news recap show. We cover... more

03 Feb 2023 · 52 minutes
What's Next For CNN — With Brian Stelter

Brian Stelter was the host of CNN's Reliable Sources until the network canceled it last summer. Stelter joins Big Technology... more

01 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
BuzzFeed Employs AI, Tesla Stock Goes Wild, Salesforce Is Challenged

Ranjan Roy of Margins is back for our weekly discussion of the week's tech news. We cover: 1) BuzzFeed creating... more

27 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Is ChatGPT A Step Toward Human-Level AI? — With Yann LeCun

Yann LeCun is the chief AI scientist at Meta, a professor of computer science at NYU, and a pioneer of... more

25 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Google Layoffs, Netflix Shakeup, and Davos Recap

Ranjan Roy of Margins is back for our weekly discussion of the week's tech news. We cover: 1) Google Layoffs... more

20 Jan 2023 · 55 minutes
Amazon's Identity Crisis — With Todd Bishop

Todd Bishop is the co-founder of Geekwire, a tech news site based in Seattle. Bishop joins Big Technology Podcast to... more

18 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
New Era Of Tech Accountability? + The Impending AI Ethics War

Ranjan Roy of Margins joins us for another Big Technology Podcast: Friday Edition covering the week's news. This week, we... more

13 Jan 2023 · 49 minutes
Crypto After FTX — With Kate Rooney

Kate Rooney is a star reporter at CNBC who covers crypto. She's reported deeply on crypto exchange FTX's collapse and... more

11 Jan 2023 · 57 minutes
The Fed's PR Blitz + SBF And The Media — With Ranjan Roy

Ranjan Roy of Margins joins Big Technology Podcast for a new Friday series that will recap the week's business and... more

10 Jan 2023 · 44 minutes
Tech’s Frothy Days Are Over. Now What? — With Eliot Brown

Eliot Brown is a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and co-author of The Cult of We. Brown joins us... more

04 Jan 2023 · 55 minutes
Is It Worth Switching To Encrypted Email And Messaging? — With Andy Yen

Andy Yen is the CEO of Proton, the maker of encrypted email service ProtonMail. He joins Big Technology Podcast to... more

28 Dec 2022 · 57 minutes
2022 In Review, 2023 Predictions — With Casey Newton

Casey Newton is the editor of Platformer and co-host of Hard Fork. He joins Big Technology Podcast to keep up... more

21 Dec 2022 · 51 minutes
Does It Get Even Worse for Tech in 2023? — With Stephanie Link

Stephanie Link is the chief investment strategist and portfolio manager at Hightower Advisors. She is also a senior CNBC contributor.... more

14 Dec 2022 · 44 minutes
How ChatGPT Changes Tech + The End of Remote Work? — With Aaron Levie

Aaron Levie is the CEO of Box. He joins Big Technology Podcast to weigh in on all the big tech... more

07 Dec 2022 · 54 minutes
Actually, The Metaverse Is An Enterprise Thing — With Peggy Johnson

Peggy Johnson is the CEO of Magic Leap. The company makes augmented reality technology and is now focused entirely on... more

30 Nov 2022 · 59 minutes
Is A Healing Supply Chain Fixing Our Economy? — With Ryan Petersen

Ryan Petersen is the Founder and Co-CEO of Flexport, a supply chain technology company. He joins Big Technology Podcast to... more

23 Nov 2022 · 54 minutes
Venture Capital's FTX Mistake, Elon's Twitter Plan, Investing in Labor Tech— With Roy Bahat

Roy Bahat is the head of Bloomberg Beta, a venture capital firm that invests in companies building the future of... more

16 Nov 2022 · 52 minutes
How YouTube Shorts Picks Winners — With Todd Sherman

Todd Sherman is the product lead for YouTube Shorts. He's also a former group product manager at Twitter and Snap.... more

09 Nov 2022 · 51 minutes
The U.S. And Tech After The Midterms — With Marshall Kosloff and Saagar Enjeti

Saagar Enjeti and Marshall Kosloff host The Realignment, a terrific podcast about politics and policy. They join Big Technology Podcast... more

06 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Out At Twitter — With Simon Balmain

Simon Balmain was laid off by Twitter today. A former Twitter senior community manager, Balmain takes us through the last... more

04 Nov 2022 · 35 minutes
Merits Of Metaverse + Big Tech Wipeout — With Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson is president and portfolio manager at EMJ Capital. He joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss Big Tech's terrible... more

02 Nov 2022 · 56 minutes
How Figma Caught Adobe By Surprise — With Carmel DeAmicis

Carmel DeAmicis was the 20th employee at Figma, a startup that Adobe just acquired for $20 billion. A former journalist... more

26 Oct 2022 · 1 hour,
What Is Consciousness And Can Machines Achieve It — With Anil Seth

Anil Seth is a professor of cognitive and computational neuroscience at the University of Sussex and author of Being You. He... more

19 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Will The Fed Blink And Save Tech — With Ranjan Roy

Ranjan Roy is the co-author of Margins, a Substack newsletter about the financial markets. He joins Big Technology Podcast for... more

12 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Inside Facebook's Plan To Fend Off TikTok — With Tom Alison

Tom Alison is the head of the Facebook app at Meta. He joins Big Technology Podcast for a discussion about... more

05 Oct 2022 · 57 minutes
Meta's Stock Decline, TikTok's Power, and Funding Transparency — With Frances Haugen

Frances Haugen is an ex-Facebook employee who shared thousands of internal documents with journalists in 2021 that revealed much about... more

03 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Meet The Man Who Runs Google Search — With Prabhakar Raghavan

Prabhakar Raghavan is the Google senior vice president who oversees Search, Maps, Ads, Commerce, Payments, and Google Assistant. He joins Big... more

28 Sep 2022 · 49 minutes
The Rise And Fall Of Facebook's Big Transparency Acquisition — With Brandon Silverman

Brandon Silverman is the founder of Crowdtangle, which Meta (then Facebook) acquired in 2016. Crowdtangle was once the most useful tool... more

21 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Elon Goes To Delaware — With The Chancery Daily

The Chancery Daily is an independent, daily newsletter that covers the Delaware Court of Chancery, the place where Twitter is... more

14 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Is AI Dangerously Overhyped? — With Gary Marcus

Gary Marcus is the author of Rebooting AI and an artificial intelligence entrepreneur who's a loud critic of many of... more

07 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
YouTube's Uneasy World Domination — With Mark Bergen

Mark Bergen is a Bloomberg reporter and author of Like, Comment, Subscribe: Inside YouTube's Chaotic Rise to World Domination. The... more

31 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Kevin Kelly's Life Lessons — With Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine and a longtime tech writer who's covered technology for decades. Kelly... more

24 Aug 2022 · 43 minutes
This Is Your Brain On iPhone — With Dr. Anna Lembke

Dr. Anna Lembke is a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University's School of Medicine and chief of its Addiction Medicine... more

17 Aug 2022 · 56 minutes
What Social Media Influence Really Gets You — With Nuseir Yassin

Nuseir Yassin is the force behind Nas Daily — and CEO of Nas Company — which more than 50 million people... more

10 Aug 2022 · 43 minutes
Meta's Awkward Pivot, Crypto's Future, Amazon's Challenge — Crossover With Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home is a top-rated tech news podcast and its host, Brian McCullough, joins us for a crossover episode... more

06 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Okay, Maybe Social Media Isn't That Bad For Us — With Brendan Nyhan

Brendan Nyhan is a presidential professor at Dartmouth College's department of government. He joins Big Technology Podcast for a discussion... more

03 Aug 2022 · 52 minutes
Meet The Ex-Google Engineer Who Called Its AI Sentient — With Blake Lemoine

Blake Lemoine is an ex-senior software engineer at Google who was fired right before he taped this episode of Big... more

27 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Is Social Media Making Our Society Stupid? — With Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt is a professor of ethical leadership NYU's Stern School of Business and author of a number of books,... more

20 Jul 2022 · 1 hour,
What Happens To Twitter After All This? — With Three Ex-Twitter Employees and Two Reporters

Three former Twitter employees (Jenna Golden, Brandon Borrman, Leslie Miley) and CNBC media & tech reporter Alex Sherman join Big... more

13 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
How Twitter, Instagram, and Planet Build Products — With Kevin Weil

Kevin Weil is the ex-head of product at Twitter and Instagram. He's currently the president of business and product at... more

06 Jul 2022 · 54 minutes
The Ethics Of Fintech — With Dan Dolev

Dan Dolev is managing director and senior analyst at Mizuho, where he covers fintech companies Robinhood, SoFi, Affirm, Block, and... more

29 Jun 2022 · 57 minutes
Anatomy Of A Market Meltdown — With Joe Weisenthal

Joe Weisenthal is co-host of Odd Lots and an editor at Bloomberg. He joins Big Technology Podcast to make sense... more

22 Jun 2022 · 53 minutes
Which Startups (And VCs) Survive a Bear Market — With Nina Achadjian

Nina Achadjian is a partner at Index Ventures. She joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss how large declines in public... more

15 Jun 2022 · 48 minutes
Meta Exit Interview — With Mike Schroepfer

Mike Schroepfer is Meta's former chief technology officer and currently a senior fellow at the company. He joins Big Technology... more

08 Jun 2022 · 57 minutes
Wait, The Robots Didn't Take Our Jobs? — With Erik Brynjolfsson

Erik Brynjolfsson is the director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab and professor at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI.... more

02 Jun 2022 · 36 minutes
Can The Media Fix Its Trust Problem? — With Nicholas Thompson

Nicholas Thompson is the CEO of The Atlantic and former editor-in-chief of Wired. He joins Big Technology Podcast for a... more

31 May 2022 · 57 minutes
Why Elites Are Losing Trust — With Vivian Schiller

Vivian Schiller is the executive director of Aspen Digital, former head of news at Twitter, and former CEO of NPR.... more

27 May 2022 · 55 minutes
Do We Need Web3? — With Gavin Wood

Gavin Wood is the co-founder of Ethereum and creator of Polkadot. He joins Big Technology Podcast from Davos for a... more

25 May 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Do We Need The Metaverse? — With Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg is the president for global affairs at Meta and former deputy prime minister of the UK. He joins... more

24 May 2022 · 50 minutes
Optimism In A Tech Downturn — With Packy McCormick and Austin Rief

Austin Rief is the CEO of Morning Brew. Packy McCormick is the author of Not Boring on Substack and founder... more

18 May 2022 · 57 minutes
A Debate About NFTs — With Jason Stein

Jason Stein is the founder and managing partner at SC Holdings, a private equity and strategic advisory firm based in... more

11 May 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Was Tim Cook The Right Choice For Apple? — With Tripp Mickle

Tripp Mickle is a reporter for The New York Times and author of After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar... more

07 May 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Tech Stock Armageddon — With Rich Greenfield

Rich Greenfield is a founding partner at LightShed Partners, and a preeminent analyst in the tech and media world. He joins... more

04 May 2022 · 56 minutes
Elon's Plan to Fix Twitter — With Alex Roetter

Alex Roetter ran engineering at Twitter from 2014 to 2016 and is currently a general partner at Moxxie Ventures. He... more

27 Apr 2022 · 54 minutes
What The Heck Happened To SPACs — With Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer-prize-winning reporter and the author of Smarter Faster Better and The Power of Habit. He joins... more

20 Apr 2022 · 49 minutes
Emergency Podcast: Elon Musk Offers To Buy Twitter — With Ranjan Roy

Ranjan Roy is the co-author of Margins, a Substack newsletter about the financial markets. He joins Big Technology Podcast to... more

14 Apr 2022 · 36 minutes
God, 'The Current Thing,' And Apple — With Antonio Garcia Martinez

Antonio Garcia Martinez is an early Facebook employee, author of Chaos Monkeys, former Apple engineer, and writes the Pull Request... more

13 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Twitter's Elon Musk Era Begins — With Christopher Mims

Christopher Mims is a tech columnist for the Wall Street Journal. He joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss Elon Musk's... more

06 Apr 2022 · 49 minutes
Can Apple's Culture Handle Dissent? — With Cher Scarlett

Cher Scarlett is an ex-Apple engineer who led a movement for pay transparency within the company — and suffered consequences.... more

30 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Of Oligarchs and Billionaires — With Teddy Schleifer

Teddy Schleifer covers billionaires as a reporter and founding partner at Puck. He joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss the... more

23 Mar 2022 · 57 minutes
How Apple Upended Digital Advertising — With Orchid Bertelsen and David Herrmann

Orchid Bertelsen and David Herrmann are two senior advertising professionals who’ve watched Apple’s anti-tracking changes upend the digital ad industry... more

16 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Russia and The Information War — With Miriam Elder

Miriam Elder is the executive editor at Vanity Fair Hive and former Moscow correspondent at The Guardian. She joins Big... more

09 Mar 2022 · 56 minutes
What's Next For Our Crazy Economy — With Square Co-Founder Jim McKelvey

Jim McKelvey is the co-founder of Square, chair of the St. Louis Fed, and founder of Invisibly. He joins Big... more

02 Mar 2022 · 47 minutes
Doing Business With Zuckerberg and Bezos — With Donald Graham

Don Graham is the former owner of the Washington Post. He's spent countless hours working with Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff... more

23 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Programming The Code of Life With CRISPR — With Trevor Martin, CEO of Mammoth Biosciences

Trevor Martin is the CEO and co-founder of Mammoth Biosciences, a $1 billion company that develops CRISPR technology to edit... more

16 Feb 2022 · 57 minutes
Crypto Scams, Big Tech Tumult, and Tech Optimism— With Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher is the co-founder of Recode, a New York Times columnist, the co-host of Pivot, and the host of... more

11 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Meta's Stock Plunge + Market Volatility — With Josh Brown of Ritholtz Wealth Management

Josh Brown is the CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management and a regular CNBC contributor. Brown joins Big Technology Podcast to... more

09 Feb 2022 · 52 minutes
Digital Publishing’s Next Evolution — With Brian Morrissey

Brian Morrissey writes The Rebooting on Substack and hosts The Rebooting Show, a podcast. He is the former editor-in-chief of... more

02 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
How Tech Can Actually Help Mental Health — With Ex-National Institute of Mental Health director Dr. Tom Insel

Dr. Tom Insel led the National Institue of Mental Health for 13 years, departing toward the end of the Obama... more

26 Jan 2022 · 57 minutes
The Rise Of Conservative Social Media — With The New Yorker's Clare Malone and Stanford's David Thiel

Clare Malone is a staff writer at The New Yorker who recently wrote about Gettr, a rising conservative social network.... more

19 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Tech Regulation's Crucial Year — With Sen. Mark Warner

Senator Mark Warner takes us inside the battle to regulate Big Tech. Elected in 2008 and serving his third term... more

12 Jan 2022 · 50 minutes
Web3 And The Future Of The Internet — With Box CEO Aaron Levie

Aaron Levie is the CEO of Box, a $3.95 billion publicly-traded tech company. He joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss... more

05 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
2021 In Review, 2022 Predictions — With Casey Newton

Casey Newton is the editor of Platformer, a CNBC Contributor, and a friend of Big Technology Podcast. He joins us... more

29 Dec 2021 · 54 minutes
The Theranos Trial Concludes — With NPR's Bobby Allyn

Bobby Allyn is an NPR tech reporter based in San Francisco. He's been waking up at 2 a.m. to watch... more

22 Dec 2021 · 59 minutes
Apple Nears $3 Trillion + The Truth About Web3 — With Benedict Evans

Benedict Evans is an independent analyst who covers big tech and the broader technology landscape. He joins Big Technology Podcast... more

15 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Getting AI To Think And Learn Like Humans — With Daniel Kahneman and Yann LeCun

Daniel Kahneman is a Nobel prize-winning psychologist and economist and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, a landmark book that... more

08 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Managing Omicron With Data From Wastewater? — With Newsha Ghaeli and Mariana Matus of Biobot Analytics

As companies head back to the office, and communities try to figure out the right Covid mitigation measures, data from... more

01 Dec 2021 · 1 hour,
Inflation and The Great Resignation — With SoFi Head of Investment Strategy Liz Young and Margins’ Ranjan Roy

Inflation is skyrocketing and everyone’s quitting their jobs. What does it mean? Liz Young, the head of Investment Strategy at... more

24 Nov 2021 · 56 minutes
Inside Spotify's War With Apple — With Spotify Chief Legal Officer Horacio Gutierrez

Horacio Gutierrez is Spotify's head of global affairs and chief legal officer. He's a relentless critic of the way Apple... more

17 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Venture Capitalist Who Can't Lose — With Zach Coelius

Zach Coelius is the managing partner of Coelius Capital. He's participating in an unprecedented moment where venture capitalists like him... more

10 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
The Motivations of Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen — With Her Lawyer Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig is Frances Haguen's lawyer and a Harvard Law School professor. He joins Big Technology Podcast to address the... more

03 Nov 2021 · 1 hour,
Are We Having a Moral Panic About Instagram? — With NYT's Farhad Manjoo

Farhad Manjoo is an opinion columnist for the New York Times. He joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss whether the... more

27 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Amazon Rigs Search, Social Media 'Ampliganda,' Netflix Protests — With Adrianne Jeffries, Renee DiResta, and Zoë Schiffer

Join us for a 'mega' episode with three guests! The Markup investigative reporter Adrianne Jeffries leads off with a discussion... more

20 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Is Social Media A Scapegoat For Bigger Problems? — With Charlie Warzel at Unfinished Live

Charlie Warzel writes the Galaxy Brain newsletter on Substack, a publication he started after a career at The New York... more

13 Oct 2021 · 42 minutes
Why Facebook Will Keep Building For Kids — With Michael Sayman

Michael Sayman was 16 years old when Facebook recruited him to join the company. The overture arrived as he was... more

06 Oct 2021 · 1 hour,
Amazon Builds a Robot and Threatens Apple — With Wired's Lauren Goode

Wired senior writer Lauren Goode was on hand this week as Amazon introduced Astro, a home robot, and a Ring... more

30 Sep 2021 · 46 minutes
Unraveling The Mystery Of Peter Thiel — With Max Chafkin

Max Chafkin is the author of The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power, which debuts this week.... more

22 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
A Look Into Facebook's Soul — With WSJ's Jeff Horwitz and Ex-FB Exec. Brian Boland

Jeff Horwitz is the Wall Street Journal reporter who unearthed a trove of internal Facebook documents that reveal a damning... more

18 Sep 2021 · 57 minutes
Inside The Theranos Trial — With Erin Griffith of The New York Times

Erin Griffith is the New York Times reporter at the trial for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. She joins Big Technology... more

15 Sep 2021 · 54 minutes
How The Music Industry Predicts The Future — With Zack O'Malley Greenburg

Zack O'Malley Greenburg is a music journalist who's spent time with everyone from Katy Perry to Kanye West. He joins... more

08 Sep 2021 · 1 hour,
The Platform Delusion — With Columbia Business Professor Jonathan Knee

Jonathan Knee is a professor at Columbia Business School and senior advisor at the investment bank Evercore. He joins Big... more

02 Sep 2021 · 54 minutes
Are We Actually Addicted To Our Phones? — With Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal is the bestselling author of Hooked and Indistractable. He joins Big Technology Podcast for a spirited debate over... more

26 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Can We Still Be Optimistic About The Internet? — With Meetup Founder Scott Heiferman

Scott Heiferman is the founder of Meetup, a website that connects people online and gets them to meet each other... more

18 Aug 2021 · 51 minutes
The Motivations Of Facebook Reporters, And Their Sources — With Ugly Truth Author Sheera Frenkel

Sheera Frenkel is a New York Times reporter and author of the best-selling book, An Ugly Truth. She joins Big... more

11 Aug 2021 · 43 minutes
The Risks of TikTok's Rise — With Bloomberg's Shelly Banjo

Shelly Banjo is Bloomberg's New York Bureau Chief. She's also the host of Foundering, a podcast mini-series that documents TikTok's... more

04 Aug 2021 · 57 minutes
Regime Change In Cuba, Through Internet Access? — With FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr wants to provide internet access to the people in Cuba so they can document and share... more

28 Jul 2021 · 47 minutes
The Definitive WeWork Story — With Eliot Brown And Maureen Farrell

Eliot Brown And Maureen Farrell are the authors of The Cult of We: WeWork and the Great Start-Up Delusion. The new... more

21 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Newsletters and The Culture Wars — With Substack CEO Chris Best

Chris Best is the CEO of Substack, an email newsletter platform that lets writers send newsletters and charge subscribers a... more

14 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
She Advocated For Women, Then Microsoft Pushed Her Off Its Board — With Maria Klawe

“Are you trying to fucking destroy the company?” That’s what Bill Gates told Microsoft board member Maria Klawe when she... more

07 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
How Gen Z Dates Online — With Tinder CEO Jim Lanzone

Jim Lanzone is the CEO of Tinder. He took over the world’s most popular dating app last summer, in the... more

30 Jun 2021 · 56 minutes
How Big Tech Influence Shops Shape The Antitrust Conversation In Washington — with Adam Kovacevich

Adam Kovacevich is the CEO of the Big Tech-funded Chamber of Progress. The former Google policy executive joins Big Technology... more

24 Jun 2021 · 52 minutes
Crossover With The Realignment: Can Tech Survive Washington’s Onslaught?

Marshall Kosloff and Saagar Enjeti host The Realignment, an excellent podcast about politics and tech in our fast-changing world. I joined... more

22 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Andrew Ross Sorkin on Meme Stocks, Bitcoin, SPACs, and Elon Musk

Andrew Ross Sorkin is the co-anchor of Squawk Box on CNBC, founder and editor of Dealbook at the New York... more

16 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Andrew Callaghan of All Gas No Breaks Goes Independent

Andrew Callaghan is the force behind All Gas No Breaks, a hit YouTube show that featured Callaghan putting a mic... more

09 Jun 2021 · 47 minutes
The Rise and Fall of Juul, With The Devil's Playbook Author Lauren Etter

You've heard this story before: Two Stanford kids take on a big bad industry, one that harms people, and they... more

02 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
New York Times Reporter Jack Nicas On Apple Vs. Epic Games and Apple In China

Jack Nicas joins Big Technology Podcast fresh out of the Epic v. Apple trial, where the Fortnight maker is suing... more

26 May 2021 · 53 minutes
Professor Scott Galloway On Whether Our Economy Is Rigged (And What To Do About It)

Professor Scott Galloway swings by to discuss how our economy can at once feel rigged yet loaded with opportunity. Galloway... more

19 May 2021 · 50 minutes
Amazon Unbound Author Brad Stone On How Nerdy Bezos Turned Into Ripped Bezos

Brad Stone is the author of Amazon Unbound, a new book about the inner workings of Amazon, which releases this... more

12 May 2021 · 45 minutes
Why Ex-Google Ads Boss Sridhar Ramaswamy is Building An Ads-Free Search Engine

Sridhar Ramaswamy is CEO of Neeva, an ads-free search engine he helped found after running Google's ads and commerce business.... more

06 May 2021 · 56 minutes
Facebook Oversight Board Member Julie Owono Takes Us Inside The Trump Decision

Julie Owono is a member of the Facebook Oversight Board, which today announced it's leaving Donald Trump's indefinite suspension in... more

05 May 2021 · 42 minutes
Doge, Bitcoin, NFTs, and Capital Gains: Ranjan Roy and Can Duruk of Margins Demystify Our Economy

Today's economy is a wild ride, and it's time to demystify it with Ranjan Roy and Can Duruk from Margins.... more

28 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Facebook vs. Clubhouse vs. Spotify vs. Apple: Casey Newton Returns

Platformer's Casey Newton returns to Big Technology Podcast to discuss the intensifying battle among Facebook, Clubhouse, Spotify, Apple, and Twitter... more

21 Apr 2021 · 51 minutes
How Amazon Automated My Job: A Conversation With Elaine Kwon

Elaine Kwon was a vendor manager in Amazon's retail organization when the company started to turn her tasks over to... more

14 Apr 2021 · 49 minutes
The Uneasy Amazon Coalition, With Fulfillment Author Alec MacGillis

ProPublica senior reporter Alec MacGillis highlights the growing economic divide in the U.S. — through the lens of Amazon —... more

07 Apr 2021 · 54 minutes
Carole Cadwalladr and Yael Eisenstat on The Criticism of Tech Criticism

Carole Cadwalladr and Yael Eisenstat are two of the most prominent Facebook critics worldwide. Cadwalladr is the journalist who broke... more

31 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
BuzzFeed News executive editor Mat Honan on the "Zoom Class," NFTs, and San Francisco

BuzzFeed News executive editor Mat Honan has long covered the way society interacts with technology. He joins Big Technology Podcast... more

24 Mar 2021 · 52 minutes
Why Rest of World wants to change international tech news, with Sophie Schmidt and Louise Matsakis

Rest Of World is a new publication that covers technology outside of North America and Europe. Sophie Schmidt and Louise... more

17 Mar 2021 · 51 minutes
Bonus: Senator Amy Klobuchar On How Congress Will Take On Big Tech

Senator Amy Klobuchar will be leading the charge in Congress as the legislature interrogates the power of big tech, and... more

13 Mar 2021 · 19 minutes
Twitter Product Head Kayvon Beykpour On The Story Behind Twitter’s Revival

Kayvon Beykpour is one of Silicon Valley’s busiest product executives. As Twitter’s head of product, he’s survived for years in... more

10 Mar 2021 · 55 minutes
Will Artificial Intelligence Take Our Jobs? A Conversation with Kevin Roose, NYT Columnist and Futureproof author

Artificial intelligence may take our jobs, or it may give us new freedom in the workplace. The debate is heating... more

09 Mar 2021 · 54 minutes
WhatsApp Head Will Cathcart on Privacy, Content Moderation, and Apple

Will Cathcart runs WhatsApp, the 2 billion user app that's the de facto tool for messaging and calling for many... more

03 Mar 2021 · 50 minutes
Arab Spring Leader Wael Ghonim on Modern Social Media's Promise And Peril

In 2011, Wael Ghonim created a Facebook page that sparked the overthrow of the Egyptian regime. Since then, the former... more

24 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Three Mayors On The Future Of Tech in the U.S.

Mayor Francis Suarez of Miami, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway of Madison, and Mayor Steve Adler of Austin join Big Technology Podcast... more

16 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Bonus: India vs. Twitter, with Pranav Dixit of BuzzFeed News

In India, the Narendra Modi government is threatening to put Twitter officials in jail unless they block approximately 250 accounts... more

13 Feb 2021 · 48 minutes
Will Amazon Be Kinder After Jeff Bezos? A Conversation With Recode's Jason Del Rey

Jeff Bezos is headed for the door at Amazon, and because 2021 is the craziest news year on record, we... more

10 Feb 2021 · 26 minutes
Glenn Greenwald on Substack, Content Moderation, and Joe Rogan

In January, I wrote a story for OneZero about the content moderation war in store for smaller social platforms like... more

03 Feb 2021 · 38 minutes
Emergency Podcast: The Story Behind Gamestop, A Conversation With Ranjan Roy of Margins

Ranjan Roy has documented the fundamental issues driving today's market volatility, from Zero Interest Rate Policy to the rise of... more

29 Jan 2021 · 55 minutes
The U.S. and Tech After Trump: A Conversation With the Realignment's Marshall Kosloff and Saagar Enjeti

Marshall Kosloff and Saagar Enjeti, hosts of the hit podcast The Realignment, speak about the shifting state of U.S. politics... more

27 Jan 2021 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
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Arab Spring Leader Wael Ghonim on Modern Social Media's Promise And Peril
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In 2011, Wael Ghonim created a Facebook page that sparked the overthrow of the Egyptian regime. Since then, the former Google marketing... more